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24 Number One Songs That Are 1970s One-Hit Wonders

24 Number One Songs That Are 1970s One-Hit Wonders

The 1970s were huge for one-hit wonders. But like all decades, only a tiny percentage of songs released during the 10 years between 1970 and 1980 reached #1 on the Billboard Top 40. It’s these elite few that became the top songs of the 70s. Eight of the ten years in the 1970s saw one-hit wonders hit #1 on the Billboard Top 40. There were two songs in 1970, two in 1973, five in … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Featured, Lists

Hold On – Jamie Walters

Hold On – Jamie Walters

Two-time one-hit wonders are a special breed. These are the artists who hit the Billboard Top 40 more than once with completely different bands. J.D. Souther did it with the Souther Hillman Furay Band’s “Fallin in Love” and his solo hit “You’re Only Lonely.” Nick Gilder counts for performing “Hot Child in the City” and writing “The Warrior” by Scandal. Donnie Iris sang lead on “Ah! Leah!” and “The Rapper” by The Jaggerz. Ann Wilson of Heart pulled … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1990s, Pop

Hot Child in the City Lyrics – Nick Gilder

Hot Child in the City Lyrics – Nick Gilder

Hot Child in the City Lyrics – Nick Gilder Click to read how Hot Child in the City became a one-hit wonder Danger in the shape of somethin’ wild Stranger dressed in black, she’s a hungry child No one knows who she is or what her name is I don’t know where she came from or what her game is (Hot child in the city) (Hot child in the city) (Runnin’ wild and lookin’ pretty) (Hot child in the city) So young to be loose … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s

Hot Child in the City – Nick Gilder

Hot Child in the City – Nick Gilder

Let’s try a quick test. Question #1: Can you name a Canadian one-hit wonder song about child prostitution? Question #2: Can you sing “Hot Child in the City” by Nick Gilder? Question #3: Have you heard “Hot Child in the City” on any radio station in at least 25 years? If you’ve made it to this page, there’s a very good chance you actually do remember “Hot Child in the City” and can belt out the chorus loud … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1970s, Pop

The Warrior – Scandal

The Warrior – Scandal

I’ll admit it up front: I never understood “The Warrior.” I had no idea what Patty Smyth was singing about when this song was released in 1984 and I still don’t get it today. Sure, I understand she’s singing about how her warrior self is going to make you feel better. Or something like that. Check these lyrics: Well, isn’t love..primitive A wild gift…that you wanna give Break out of captivity And follow me, stereo jungle child Love is the kill…..your heart’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1980s, Pop